December 2012

UMF’s Partnership Celebrates First Year


Celeste Branham, UMF’s Vice President for Student and Community Services and Director of the Partnership for Civic Advancement addresses the guests at the Partnership’s Recognition Dinner on December 11, 2012.











The University of Maine at Farmington’s Partnership for Civic Advancement celebrated the completion of the first year of its internship program during a dinner event held on campus Tuesday, December 11th.

Bangor Savings Bank Foundation, which awarded a three-year grant to the Partnership for its internship program last December, sponsored this special event at UMF as a way to recognize the achievements of the student interns, the community organizations and businesses with which they worked, and their faculty mentors during this past year.

Read the stories on this event, below – and check here to see the photos!

UMF Partnership for Civic Advancement Celebrates First Year of Campus-Community Collaborations (UMF Media Release 01/07/2013)

UMF celebrates collaboration between campus, community (Daily Bulldog 01/07/2013)

UMF Partnership for Civic Advancement celebrated (Sun Journal 01/07/2013)

UMF celebrates first year of campus-community collaborations (Morning Sentinel 01/08/2013)

October 2012

J Dignam-TerraCycle Intern-2012

Joseph Dignam, student intern for TerraCycle and a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award recipient, and Lisa Laflin, executive director of the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area, attend UMF’s annual Trash Day and kick-off the new “upcycling” partnership.











University of Maine at Farmington Adopts Innovative “Upcycling” Program to Reduce Waste While Supporting the Community (UMF Media Release 10/18/2012)

UMF’s recycling effort expands, local charities benefit (Daily Bulldog 10/18/2012)

Students recycle, “upcycle” trash (Sun Journal 10/17/2012)



August 2012


Michael Phelan (right), UMF Partnership student intern working on the Fly Rod Crosby Trail for High Peaks Alliance and Sandy River Land Trust and a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award recipient, celebrates the completion of the final section of the new foot path in Madrid Township with high school summer interns Quincy Mitman and Jay Chenard.















First section of completed Fly Rod Crosby Trail to be celebrated August 25 (Daily Bulldog 08/14/2012)

Fly Rod Crosby Trail to be dedicated on Saturday, August 25th (High Peaks Alliance website 08/13/2012)


January 2012

BSB Check Pres-April

Becky Davis-Allen (left), Bangor Savings Bank Vice President, presents funding for the Partnership for Civic Advancement’s Internship Program to President Kalikow and Vice President Branham











UMF, community program benefit from Bangor Savings Bank Foundation grant (Franklin Sun Journal 01/13/2012)

UMF program gives community support (Morning Sentinal 01/13/2012)

Banks grant to fund internship program at UMF (Daily Bulldog 01/11/2012)

UMF Partnership for Civic Advancement Awarded $45,000 Grant by Bangor Savings Bank Foundation (UMF Media Release 01/11/2012)